Sweet Charity

Original Broadway Cast (1966)

Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Musical Numbers Only
Date Recorded: February 6, 1966

Credits

Staff

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Conductor
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Producer
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Engineer

Cast

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Charity Hope Valentine
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Dark Glasses/Mike
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Bystander
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Married Couple
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Woman With Hat
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Ice Cream Vendor
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Football Player
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Ballplayers
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Career Girl
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Young Spanish Man
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First Cop
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Second Cop
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Helene
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Nickie
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Carmen
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Herman
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Doorman
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Ursula
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Vittorio Vidal
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Waiter
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Manfred
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Receptionist
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Old Maid
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Oscar
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Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
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Brother Harold/Policeman
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Brother Eddie
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Policeman
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Rosie
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Barney
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Mike
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Good Fairy
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Ensemble

Track List

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Tracks

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Charity's Theme .... Orchestra
  • You Should See Yourself .... Charity
  • Big Spender .... Nickie, Helene and Girls
  • Charity's Soliloquy .... Charity
  • Rich Man's Frug .... Orchestra
  • If My Friends Could See Me Now .... Charity
  • Too Many Tomorrows .... Vittorio
  • There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This .... Charity, Nickie and Helene
  • The Rhythm of Life .... Daddy Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Eddie, Worshipers
  • Baby Dream Your Dream .... Nickie, Helene
  • Sweet Charity (i) .... Oscar, Chorus
  • Where Am I Going .... Charity
  • I'm a Brass Band .... Charity and the Brass Band
  • I Love to Cry at Weddings .... Herman, Mike, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons
  • If My Friends Could See Me Now (Finale) .... Chorus and Orchestra
  • I Love to Cry at Weddings (Bonue Track) .... Herman, Mike, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons
  • You Wanna Bet (Bonus Track) .... Cy Coleman
  • Where Am I Going (Bonus Track) .... Cy Coleman
  • If My Friends Could See Me Now (Bonus Track) .... Cy Coleman
  • Opening Night at the Palace (Radio broadcast) (Bonus Track) .... Fred Robbins (Announcer)
  • Curtain Calls (Bonus Track)
  • Opening-Night Party Interviews, Skylight Roof at the Waldorf-Astoria (Bonus Track)
  • Ethel Merman Interview (Bonus Track)
  • Helen Gallagher Interview (Bonus Track)
  • Neil Simon Interview (Bonue Track)
  • Gwen Verdon Interview (Bonus Track)

Trivia & History

The original LP issue placed "Charity's Theme" at the beginning of Side Two, but the 1999 CD issue moved it to reflect where it was performed in the show (at the beginning, right after the Overture). The 1999 CD issue also includes an extended version of "Rich Man's Frug," including more of the music heard in the show in that number.

Bonus tracks include a longer version of "I Love to Cry at Weddings" than was on the LP; several numbers performed by Cy Coleman (including the cut "You Wanna Bet," the music for which would be reused in the show's title song); and opening-night coverage that was heard on radio in New York.

Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Musical Numbers Only
Date Recorded: February 6, 1966

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